Happy December CLMNWA Family!!!
It’s the last month of 2015, and what a year it’s been. It started off kind of slowly, I had surgery in March, and then it kind of steamrolled from there didn’t it? I’m happy to let you know that for the last four months we’ve gone over 4,000 views, that just this past month we had our biggest viewing day with just over 300 views, and I’m really excited to let you know that the Christlike Ministries NWA Blog has already exceeded 40,000 views by almost 30,000 visitors. We are now averaging 120 views a day. That’s all God, friends! I’m excited about 2016…and I already have the theme for 2016: Give God First Place. This year’s was similar as it was More Of Him, Less Of Me, and I also believe that next year we’re going to talk more about the basics. I feel like the Lord is leading us back to the sincere milk of the Word, and the basics of what we believe and why. I believe that we’re drawing closer to the day when those of us who are in Christ will be leaving that neat little pile of clothes on the ground leaving behind those to wonder where all us Jesus Freaks went. So, I believe that early in 2016 we’re going to get back to the basics…and we may even wrap up 2015 with a short series to remind us of what it’s all about…but that’s up to the Lord.
As most of you know. I always stop all posting on Christmas Eve, and the soonest I believe we’ll resume teaching series in 2016 is Sunday January 24, 2016. So, I will be taking a full month for the purpose of enjoying time with family, and seeking God for direction for 2016. During that time I usually find something to fast from as well, but I will be spending the rest of this year seeking the Lord as to what He wants me to fast from. I know most people think that fasting is limited to food, but I believe there are other things that can become more of a god in our lives that food. Things like television, iPhone games, secular music, coffee, soda, sweets, deserts, and more. Fasting to me has always been one of those things that’s between you and the Lord. That’s one of those times we ask God to really search our hearts like David does, and allow Him to be the One to tell us what to fast from. Otherwise, fasting just becomes a diet or starving ourselves and we call it something we’re doing in the name of the Lord…when in fact He may want us to fast from something completely different.
Lizzie is well into her terrific twos now, and has begun blossoming into quite an amazing little girl. She hasn’t come without her challenges. We’ve had some trips to the emergency room for ear infections, the flu, and her first concussion. She’s gone from barely being able to get around to running around the house, and she’s gone from barely speaking baby babble to complete sentences that we can clearly understand. She loves worship music, she loves Pastor Pastor Ronnie, and she’s happy with the nursery at Word of Life Fellowship.
As many of you know, my family changed home churches, but Pastor Cass Hill is still our pastor. He’s now doing his own thing through Equip The Nations, and just completed a trip to India and Nepal. They’re out in South Carolina now with Damon Thompson Ministries, but the Hill’s are still our pastors and more importantly they’re family to us. It’s sad when church body’s get uprooted, but as with all things I’ve seen God take what the devil meant to destroy…and turn it into something amazing for all involved.
2015 has been a strange, but amazing year. God has done some amazing things, and I’m excited to see what God does in the coming weeks…and of course in 2016. I am hoping that He will draw some people to this ministry that don’t mind taking a $5.00 bill and putting it in an envelope. I had a few people tell me that $5.00/month was doable for them, but I haven’t seen one $5.00 bill in the mail. So…I am hoping that God will draw a few people who will help Christlike Ministries NWA financially. If you are one of those people won’t you take some time to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can give you more information on how to help us out!?!
With all that said. Let’s take a look at some important dates that will include some January 2016 dates as well.
- Sun. Dec 6 – Tues Dec. 14 – Hanukkah
- Tues. Dec. 22, 2015 – 1st Day of Winter
- Wed. Dec. 23, 2015 – Final CLMNWA Posting Day of 2015
- Thurs. Dec. 24, 2015 – Christmas Eve
- Fri. Dec. 25, 2015 – Christmas Day
- Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015 – New Year’s Eve
- Friday January 1, 2016 – New Year’s Day
- Thurs. Dec. 24, 2015 – Sun. Jan. 24, 2016 – Christmas/New Year’s Break
- Sunday January 24, 2016 – 1st Teaching Series of 2016 – Give God First Place
The Christlike Ministries NWA Blog Statistics:
This is my favorite section of this newsletter because it’s here that we get to find out just what kind of outreach and impact www.christlikeministriesnwa.com is having upon the world, and the numbers don’t lie. Christlike Ministries NWA is a world-wide ministry that’s reaching many corners of the globe, and these are the numbers that give me the courage to tell you this ministry is fertile soil…and we need you to sow financially into this ministry to help keep us online as we continue to grow and reach more people, more nations, and of course tend to people right here in Northwest Arkansas.
Here’s the latest numbers as of today…
- With over 9,700 views 7 Hebrew Words For Praise “Tehillah” continues to be the most viewed message I’ve ever written. This is the message that continues to draw people into this ministry, and once they’re here they find the truth of God’s Word in every message I’ve penned.
- With over 40,000 views 7 Hebrew Words For Praise continues to be the most popular series I’ve ever written, and just like the top message in the series it’s the series that draws people into the ministry, and as I mentioned when they get here they find more than 400 Holy Ghost inspired messages to help them begin, develop, and maintain their personal walk with God.
- We have now had four straight month of more than 4,000 views. In fact, statistically speaking November seen many viewership records broken. The previous best in one day was just over 260 views…the new mark set on November 18, 2015 is now just over 300. The previous best week was October with just over 4,200 views, but was beaten by November with nearly 5,000 views. The previous mark for visitors was also October with just over 2,900 visitors, and the new mark was beaten by November also with almost 3,200 visitors.
- This past year has also seen over 40,000 views by nearly 30,000 visitors. Last year by comparison was 28,000 views by just over 20,000 visitors. The numbers in 2013 were just over 18,000 views by 12,200 visitors, and the inaugural year of 2012 we had a grand total of 8,700 views by not even 1,000 visitors.
- In total so far there have been over 95,500 views by over 61,000 people…and that’s just a testimony to how God has grown this ministry in almost 4 years.
- As you well know the most important statistic of all of these to me is the fact that at least one person at one time in over 195 nations has visited www.christlikeministriesnwa.com…that’s nearly 200 countries that have visited this blog.
These numbers are mind blowing. There are still a few weeks left to 2015, and with our latest average being around 120 views a day…it’s possible that we could end the year with having over 100,000 views by nearly as many visitors…and continuing to slowly close in on 200 nations around the world. For those of you who still think that what I do is a cute little hobby…it’s not cute and it’s not a hobby…it’s a world-wide ministry, and I DESPERATELY need your financial support to continue going, growing, and working to reach the unreached.
Where Christlike Ministries NWA Can Be Found:
I always like to use these newsletters to take a moment to list every where that you can find Christlike Ministries NWA, and all of our links. So, here they are:
- Like Our Facebook Fan Page by going to: www.Facebook.com/ChristlikeMinistriesNWA
- Join The Closed Facebook Group by going to: www.facebook.com/groups/christlikeministriesnwa
- Friend or Follow Pastor Bryan Kizer by going to: www.Facebook.com/ChristMinistARK
- Follow Christlike Ministries NWA on Twitter by going to: @ChristMinistNWA or https://twitter.com/ChristMinistNWA
- Follow Us On Instagram by going to: https://instagram.com/pastor_bryan_kizer/
- Connect with My On LinkedIn by going to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christlikeministriesnwa
- Follow Us On Pinterest by going to: https://www.pinterest.com/christministnwa/
- Follow Us On Tumblr by going to: http://christministark.tumblr.com/ or http://pastorbryankizer.tumblr.com/
- Connect With Us On Google+ by going to: https://www.google.com/+BryanKizer
- Subscribe By Email To the WordPress Blog by going to: www.christlikeministriesnwa.com
CLMNWA Songs Of The Month:
This month I thought I’d pick some songs that would help us to get into the Christmas Spirit, and get our hearts in a place where we’re celebrating Jesus. I mean that’s the whole point of Christmas. To celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and while some will focus on Mary and Santa Claus and other things…I am going to be one of the many that will be keeping Christ in Christmas. I am also going to share a few of my favorite Christmas songs like “Angels We Have Heard On High” by Chris Tomlin, “Mary Did You Know” by Kenny Rogers, and last but certainly not least one of my all time favorite Christmas songs because it’s sung by the angelic voice of Martina McBride “O Holy Night”.
Angels We Have Heard On High – Chris Tomlin
Mary Did You Know – Kenny Rogers
O Holy Night – Martina McBride
“A Hallelujah Christmas” by Cloverton
If We Have Blessed You Could You Help Us?
Friends. I have to be honest with you. Christlike Ministries NWA is at a serious crossroad, and now more than ever…I need your help. Even though the majority of what I do is online there are still mounting costs that come from keeping the ministry online, the bills paid, and those things enable Christlike Ministries NWA to keep ministering to people all over the world. As you saw in our statistics we’re nearly touching 200 nations…and so I think you can see by now that Christlike Ministries NWA is here to stay, and it’s also become fertile soil to sow into…and that’s where you come in.
So, here’s what I’m asking. Because I’m not a registered 501c3 that means there’s no tax exemptions or deductions for helping us out. However, I do have the ability to send those of you who do sow into the ministry something that will add to your Bible Study library. I need at least 100 of our followers to put a $5.00 bill in an envelope, and send it to this address: Christlike Ministries NWA 404 Bonanza St. Centerton, AR. 72719. If you prefer to send a check or money order please make it out payable to Pastor Bryan Kizer. This money will go towards renewing our domain name, upgrading the Christlike Ministries NWA website, getting the Christlike Ministries NWA Mobile App published, and finally to help out with office expenses and household bills that keep Christlike Ministries NWA online.
Please know that all funds that come into the ministry are used for ministry expenses. I have a Walmart Money Card that is set up just for the ministry, and I have one for my own personal money…but I never take personal money out of the ministry money. I also have the ability to provide proof when it comes to what the ministry card is being used to do. Please know, also, that any and all financial support is greatly needed and appreciated.
AND MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE A RETURN ADDRESS BECAUSE I HAVE A FEW THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Final Word From Pastor B:
You know, friends. When I look at the growth of this ministry from 2012 until today I am just amazed by what God has done in, with, and throughout these last four years that I’ve been doing this. I can remember in the beginning having to practically beg people to follow my ministry, and how God has freed me of the need for man’s approval and being satisfied with only His…and with the growth this ministry has seen it’s clear that God approves of what Christlike Ministries NWA has put out…and in some small way He’s proud of me too. At least I hope He is.
I don’t know what 2016 is going to bring. I know there’s a lot of unrest and uncertainty. I know that Matthew 24 is coming to pass right before our eyes. I know that it seems like we’re already in the middle of the tribulation period, but I also know we aren’t there yet because the Body of Christ is still in the earth. I know that it tends to get a little scary with ISIS and all the other wars and rumors of war…but as I just mentioned those are the things that should encourage us because the Bible is literally being played out right before our eyes…and an even more honest truth is many are too blind to even see it. Which is why I believe we’re getting to that point in the story of Noah. The Ark is finished and has started gathering animals (and warning people) that it’s time to get on board because the rain is coming.
For us. Jesus Christ is our Ark. I believe the end is drawing nearer and nearer. I don’t have any faith that anyone other than Christ can fix what’s going on in the world. God always gives grace before judgment and I believe we’re about to enter into the final period of grace before the trumpet sounds, and the rest is history. I know that I am ready to go should the trumpet sound. I know that I’ve done my best to make sure that others are ready to go when the trumpet sounds, and I’m being admittedly selfish here…but I’m hoping that the trumpet sounds before Lizzie gets much older because I’m hoping that she’ll be spared from some of the tragedies I believe is coming upon the earth and this nation because you can only thumb your nose at God for so long, and I believe that we’re getting to the day when God will give America a little taste of His wrath before the world gets a taste of it once the church has been raptured out of it.
Believe me when I say this…the only reason things aren’t worse than they already are is because there’s a remnant of believers that are still willing to get on their faces before a holy God, and do like 2 Chronicles 7:14 says…but I am also certain that if more people aren’t willing to humble ourselves and seek God’s face for our land…HE is going to do some of the humbling Himself. I think that in 2016 God is going to cause some rocks to cry out and plead for Him to have mercy upon this nation…but I also believe that never before in history is there ever a time when we need to literally be ready to leave at the next blink of our eye.
If you aren’t ready to go or if you aren’t sure you’d go when the trumpet sounds. Please, please, please take a moment to say this prayer and make the most important decision you’ll ever make…the same decision that only one of the two thieves on the Cross with Jesus made. One made the decision to mock him with his final breath, but one chose to accept Him with his final breath. One of them will be in Heaven to greet us…and sadly one has spent the last 2,000+ years in a place that God never intended for man to go. I don’t want you to go to the place the other thief is…I want YOU to be in Heaven with me. The best way to make sure that happens is to pray this prayer right here…
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
With that said. Thank you all for an amazing 2015. I couldn’t have imagined having this kind of year. I haven’t written nearly as much as I had hoped to, and I’ve done a lot of adding and removing of material. I created Pastor B’s Blog which may or may not continue in 2016…but one thing is for certain…Christlike Ministries NWA is going to continue. We’ve only just begun, and I’m super excited about what God’s going to do in the coming year, and the remaining weeks of this one.
I want to thank all of you for your patience with me. There have been a lot of breaks and time off this year. I’ve hit a few dry spells and moments where I was discouraged, and frankly didn’t have a better excuse than I just needed some time away. It’s been a long, but some times extremely quick year. I am thankful and grateful to all of you that have stuck with me, and I hope that you’ll continue to stick with me as we continue our pursuit of the heart of God.
I want to thank the few of you who have supported this ministry financially. I couldn’t have kept the ministry going and online without you. April is quickly approaching, and once again I have a feeling we’ll be down to the wire for renewing our domain name. I’m hoping not. I’m hoping that God will deal with some of you to sow into the ministry so that I can begin to do some of the other things God has wanted me to do with the ministry…but I can’t so far because it requires money. There are upgrades and outreach projects and other things God wants me to do…but I haven’t been able to do them because of a lack of financial support. I do, however, want to thank the few of you that have sown into the ministry either with finances or other items.
Finally. I want to thank all of you who pray over my ministry, over my family, and over me. I want you to know that I pray for all of the CLMNWA Family, I ask God to bless and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. I ask Him to provide where you need provision. I ask Him to heal where healing is needed. I ask Him for restoration wherever restoration is needed. I ask for miracles and breakthroughs wherever they may be needed. Mostly I ask Him to always give us ears to hear and hearts that are receptive and that will respond to what He’s trying to speak to us through each and every message I pen.
Thank you so much for a fantastic 2015. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in 2016. I know I look forward to continuing to write good, solid Bible based and Holy Ghost inspired messages.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you…The Christlike Ministries NWA Family from me and mine!
Blessings & Grace;
Pastor B & The Kizer Family